Please forgive me for taking this long to reach out to you and truly thank you again. Peter & I are absolutely in love with our home. We struggled to fit a 14 foot Christmas tree into the great room. Peter had to cut a foot off the bottom and top just to get the now 12 foot tree to stand about 1 inch from the tallest peak in the ceiling. We swear it looked much smaller in the middle of a field. Next year we will opt for a 10 foot tree. We had a good laugh at ourselves. We were just so excited for our first Christmas in our new home.
My stepson Sami and little sister Rose spend a lot of time here and love the house. Peter and I feel so fortunate and truly thank you for taking action to make it happen for us. We think of you often. We wish you and your family well always.
Peter and Julia
Gillian Stewart is the quintessential real estate broker. As a retired business school dean, my husband always said that true brokers make markets rather than just respond to markets. This means they know their properties, potential buyers and sellers and know how to put them together to create a vibrant market. This applies in every industry from stocks and realty to any other good or service. Unfortunately, many real estate brokers are really just glorified sales agents. Gillian, on the other hand, is the consummate professional real estate broker. She has a depth of knowledge of area properties that enables her to be almost prescient in anticipating the needs of both buyers and sellers. The skill set that Gillian brings to her real estate business goes far beyond her specialized knowledge of area properties because she also has an outstanding appreciation of the intricacies of agency relationships. As a consequence, she is a fiduciary's fiduciary. When unexpected issues arise at an inspection or a closing, she handles them with a calm confidence that is invaluable. On top of all this, she has a strong network of support professionals ready to assist in the sales process. From painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, roofing, and cleaning to staging and photography, she has a team of reliable experts available for referral. In our case, Gillian's reach extended approximately 1500 miles, and she was able to locate an out-of-state professional to assist us in the final phase of our transaction. It is impossible to recommend Gillian too highly as an excellent real estate broker, but she is also a lovely and interesting person. It was a true pleasure working with her and she is one of the people we miss since we moved.
Knowing her and her associates by reputation and from brief previous conversations, we never hesitated to contact her when we decided to sell. We expected excellent service and excellent advice - and we were treated to both. Everyone we dealt with in the office was professional, efficient, yet friendly and approachable. Yes it was a business deal, but an enjoyable experience where we felt we were in the best of hands. Selling a house is hard enough, but I am convinced our experience was much easier and more pleasant through the efforts made on our behalf. She was a tough negotiator, but fair-minded and realistic, friendly, efficient, always available, endlessly patient - who could ask for more
I came to Gillian after an unsatisfactory experience with another area realtor--what a world of difference! From beginning to end, Gillian was generous with her advice, thorough in her knowledge of the market, patient with me, and top quality every step of the way, from the professional photos that made my home shine, to guiding me to and through the closing. I can't say enough good things about her, and her staff.
I wasted time with 3 other realtors when it was time to sell our family's property in Pawling. The other realtors told me what I wanted to hear - that we could get a price that turned out to be completely unrealistic. Gillian gave me the reality check and quickly sold the property. I am only sorry we did not use her services at the start, before the 2007-2009 recession. Gillian is responsive, very knowledgeable and a great coach and negotiator.
Gillian Stewart is exceptional at what she does. Not only is she highly experienced, she's attentive and thorough, knows the market, and approaches her work in a high-quality and classy way. And, she's fun to work with! She helped me sell my home quickly and smoothly. What more could you ask for in a realtor?
I most certainly hope that this Holiday season finds you and your family all well and happy.
I so appreciate you always thinking of me and I hope all those people have reported back that they were
happy with their moves. I would go into detail with names, but you always recommend me to wonderfully
nice people, and because of your input they are always at ease and comfortable even before meeting with me.
Your gracious and sincere attitude has a great effect on everyone.
You are a dear friend and always in my prayers !
And the best were Mark and Victoria. They are big fans of yours.
Wishing you the Merriest Christmas & Happy New Year !
Your sincere dedication impressed me more than I can say. It was a wonderful experience to work with you. You really are a PRO! Thank you so very much for your help.
she owns this area (in a good way)!!! she has been in the area for a long timed really knows the nuances of the market. she is a lovely human being while at the same time running a smart savvy business. i have done 2 deals with her- and both were incredibly satisfying.
Gillian is a first class professional and an expert in her field. She is a pleasure to deal with and extremely knowledgeable. She is on top of everything and makes the process of buying a home a breeze. I would strongly recommend Gillian to anyone.
Thank you so much for all that you did to make the sale of our house such a success! And for all of your expertise, kindness and care to make such a stressful time run smoothly.
We are barely settled in at our new home and are off on a long planned trip to Alaska. We were reflecting upon our sale of the Pawling home, however. We may see you here or there over the summer. But since we did not get to speak after the closing, we wanted to tell you that we enjoyed working with you, to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf and to wish you every success in the future.
Thank you so much for the work you all put in to sell my house. You are the best.
Thank you so very much for all your help during our home buying process. We have enjoyed working with you and your staff and will certainly recommend you and your agency to our family and friends. We'll let you know when the housewarming party will be! Thank you!
Saw your ad in "the real estate book" and wanted to tell you how impressed I was with your presentation. The image you are projecting is wonderfully confident, self assured, successful, trustworthy and down-to-earth, expertly setting yourself apart from your competitors.
Although I can't throw you any business in the near future, I have nonetheless become a great admirer of your style. Don't change a thing! Sending you my sincerest wishes for your continued success.
You will always go down in history as the most extraordinary realtor ever created. In fact, you are obviously over qualified for this job and should be running a large company or a small country. I hope when this process is finally over that we do not lose you as a friend. You have not only brought sanity to this process when everyone else was insane, but you have brightened our lives with your style and personality. When I was growing up my father used to call me Sunshine. But that name belongs more to you than anyone. Thank you.
You are so......EXCELLENT! What can Brian and I ever do to thank you for your Ninja attention to details?
Thank you so much for helping me find my home. It was quick, but I felt like you really listened to what I wanted and helped me find it! I'm getting settled in the house and finding more little details to love all the time. It's a beautiful house and I feel lucky to have found it with your help.
Thank you for your excellent work!
Thank you so much for helping us find the wonderful home we were dreaming about! You also made it such a painless process. We hope you will stop by and see us after we are all settled.
We just love what you have transformed that old building into. What a plus for the Village. We wanted to wish you much success in your new venture.
Thank you all so much for all your efforts and persistence. I would
recommend you most highly to anyone looking in the area.
We wanted to take a few minutes to let you know about our home buying experience with Dann Kenefick. Dann was the “man”. He was a wonderful agent with a pleasant style and receptive spirit. He went above and beyond the call of duty and was supportive in all aspects of the process.
This was our first home purchase and Dann did everything he could to make the experience a good one. His attention to detail made us feel like we were part of the family and that made it easy to trust his advice when we needed it the most. When we were worried or overly elated he kept us on an even keel. He kept us aware of potential issues, helped us research those things and when he didn’t have the information handy, he had answers for us in no time.
We wanted to let you know that we would not hesitate to recommend Dann to friends and family that might be thinking of relocating to the area. We feel like it was a blessing to have him with us during this important part of our lives.
With the sincerest thanks,
Gillian's diligence and expertise were unmatched. I've dealt with other agents but didn't have confidence in them. We felt safe in Gillian's capable hands. She had our backs throughout the transaction.
Dear Dann, Thank you so much for your assistance in my search for a new home in Pawling. It's slowly beginning to sink in that I have a new residence of my own! I appreciate your diligence and patience throughout the process.
Gillian worked with us to sell our house over several years in a terrible market. She is extremely familiar with the market, and was always cheerful and pleasant, and very supportive through a fairly trying time and difficult process. She is a lovely person and a good friend and a remarkable broker. We would work with her again whenever an opportunity arose.
This single family home suffered from poor access, was in indifferent condition and the owners, a local-not-for-profit needed to effect a sale in a difficult market. Gillian Stewart was selected for their local knowledge and penetration of the market. They advised on pricing, undertook a marketing campaign, indentified a buyer and brought about a closing during the winter months of 2010/11. A challenging assignment executed in a timely way.
Thoroughly professional. Her friendly demeanor and upbeat approach kept our confidence high through the entire process. We were ready to accept a lower offer but Gillian persisted and got us a much better deal. We've sold a number of houses and apartments over the years and this was by far the best experience we've had with any agent.
I have worked with Gillian in purchasing two homes and selling one home. I was a first time home buyer and she helped me each step of the way. She is extremembly honest and knows the business backward and forward. If you are a first time home buyer and have no idea what you are doing she really takes care of you. I also did not know anything about the loan process which went through with no problems. She was also very helpful after the sale by recommending people to asisst with painting, yard work, etc. When I bought my second home she was equally effective. I recommend Gillian with the highest regard possible.
I was in a situation where I was required to assist an elderly woman who was in a nursing home with selling her home. Because this woman was in very poor health, the property had been neglected for several years and was in very poor condition. It was also filled with furniture and personal belongings which needed to be disposed of. This was at a time of year when winter was rapidly approaching and I needed to either sell the property right away or incur the expense of maintaining it during the cold months. Gillian was able to get the home winterized, made arrangements to have it cleaned out and had two offers to purchase the property within a week. We closed soon after that. Gillian's hard work saved me a lot of time and I was able to avoid having to incur the expense of maintaining the property throughout the winter. She was a lifesaver.
I highly recommend Gillian Stewart. Gillian sold our house in less than 6 months--in this market that is nothing short of miraculous. On top of that, she was personable, professional and invaluable from start to finish. To start, she did a top-notch job of staging and photography across various media that put our best foot forward. We had already moved back to NYC when we listed our house, and she helped us on numerous occasions, checking on things at the house after storms for us or arranging for repairmen as needed and letting them in when we couldn't be there. She even helped us remove some items when I was pregnant and my husband couldn't be there, in order to get the house ready for final inspection. When it came to closing her experience really came through for us, she gave expert advice on negotiating and closing and getting us smoothly through what could have been a very challenging process.
In short, her tireless dedication is rare and remarkable in these times, she truly enjoys what she does and it shows. My husband and I recommend Gillian wholeheartedly and feel fortunate that we had the benefit of her talents.